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    How many horse prop do I need with a 9 foot zodiac to make it up either of these two rivers.


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    You will most likely need a jet unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRQAK View Post
    You will most likely need a jet unit.
    I have read on AOD that it can be done with a jon boat and a prop. Just wondering what hp on small 9 foot zodiac or Saturn KaBoat.


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    I would not even run it again with an outboard jet, inboard jets are the best to run this river. Would make it alittle ways with a prop but not very far. Bring spare props if you try. When I went up the Placer it was white water/ Bolder gardens
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    20mile you can run about 2/3 miles and be ok. Seen lots of guy with props over years up there with props.


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    I tried this several years ago in a 10 rigid hull inflatable. Borrowed a 25hp Yamaha and headed upstream. Got quite a ways up but it was high water and the current was running hard. Got to a narrow point in the river and even at near full throttle was slowed to literally inching upstream. At that point I said forget it and turned around. It was an interesting and surprising experience.

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    Never tried the Placer but I've been up 20 Mile to the ADF&G marker many times with my 12' Porta-bote and 6 hp Tohatsu and almost made Carmen Lake when the water was way high. Best to launch at higher tides as the lower river channel is not all that wide or deep.

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    Another jet boat vote, wouldn't try to run it in a prop.
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    14 ft kaboat with 9.5 hp Evinrude shortshaft.

    Run number 1: low tide. ran aground sheared pin on prop. floated out.

    Run number two: low tide. ran in about 9 miles. on step most of the way. dug gravel twice but no issue in shallow water mode. guesstimate top speed against current 12 mph. burned 3 gallons of a six gallon tank. will try to make it to Carmen lake tomorrow. going to try Placer today. I have the DM210 tag as a nonresident. Any help is greatly appreciated.




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